IT Cybersecurity Assessment – Private Equity Firm

Situation

  • Private equity firm had an urgent need to assess security readiness across its investment portfolio and bring portfolio companies up to an acceptable level as quickly as possible.

Approach

  • Tailored our standard security assessment to a rapid assessment suitable for usage across many companies in a short timeframe.
  • Utilized a graphical framework and grading based on exposure and preparedness for each company to facilitate relative readiness comparisons and understanding of technical content by nontechnical audiences.

Outcomes

  • Completed all portfolio company assessments in less than two weeks.
  • Followed up with high-priority portfolio companies to create specific recommendations to improve preparedness.
  • Assisted with execution on those recommendations, as needed.